GameStop Execs: Switch Provided Q3 Boost, Xbox One X Off to Strong Start

Continued strong demand for the Nintendo Switch hybrid console and portable video game system provided retailer GameStop with a significant lift in its third quarter (ended Oct. 28), according to company executives. They also reported initially strong demand for Microsoft’s new... More

WiTH Event to Run with Dec. 6 Content Protection Summit in L.A.

The Dec. 6 Content Protection Summit (CPS) being held at the Marina del Rey Marriott will also see the next Women in Technology: Hollywood (WiTH) workshop, this time with the theme “Unpacking Unconscious Bias to Advance Your Career.” Running 4-6 p.m., the co-located event ... More

Paramount Jumps on Augmented Reality Bandwagon

After multiple virtual reality (VR) initiatives, Paramount is now giving augmented reality (AR) a try, with a free AR app for iOS users to coincide with the release of the Paramount Pictures movie “Transformers: The Last Knight” on 4K Ultra-High Def (UHD). It’s the studi... More

M&E Journal: Why the Holy *&^% Do You Need PR?

By Bob Gold, Founder, President & CEO, Bob Gold & Associates - Did I get your attention with the censored title? Turns out book publishers lately add all kinds of rude words to make their titles more attention-grabbing and sell more books. This is a trend. And when it comes t... More

Adobe Touts New Lightroom, Spark Features at Pepcom New Technology Showcase

NEW YORK – Adobe used Pepcom’s new technology showcase for media Nov. 16 to spotlight new Lightroom and Adobe Spark features. With Adobe Spark, the company highlighted the new premium features it made available in September that it said allow users to reflect their unique ... More

NeuLion, Rogers Media Look at DRM Content Protection Solutions

Beginning in 2014, Rogers Media began streaming live sports through its Sportsnet NOW service, offering up the NHL, MLB, NBA, the Premiere League, and more, all protected with AES-128 encryption. But that’s changed. Earlier in 2017, one of Rogers’ “very significant right... More

M&E Journal: Innovation at 200 Miles per Hour

By Jason Brahms, CEO, Video Gorillas - Video Gorillas founder Alex Zhukov has been an avid skydiver for years. He’s made more than 700 jumps and competed around the world. This passion for leaping out of airplanes is more than just a way of life for Alex. It’s also what u... More

Cisco CEO: Company Saw ‘Great Traction’ with Intent-Based Networking Solutions in Q1

Cisco’s intent-based networking solutions that use machine learning and automation provided the company with a boost in its fiscal first quarter (ended Oct. 28), according to CEO Chuck Robbins. “We are seeing great traction with our new intent-based networking solutions, d... More

Viacom CEO: Philo ‘Skinny’ Bundle Helps Fill ‘Gap in the Market’

The Philo entertainment streaming service that was recently announced at $16 a month stands to satisfy at least some of the pent-up U.S. consumer demand for a non-sports, over-the-top (OTT) service, according to Viacom CEO Robert Bakish. He’s “excited to see that the gap i... More

Oracle’s Ellison: Company’s Autonomous Database Stands to Significantly Lift its Cloud Business

The machine learning-based Autonomous Database that Oracle introduced at its OpenWorld conference in October in San Francisco stands to significantly lift the company’s cloud technology business, according Larry Ellison, Oracle chairman and CTO. Oracle’s largest businesses... More